Mark Twain: The Contemporary Reviews by Louis BuddMark Twain: The Contemporary Reviews by Louis Budd

Mark Twain: The Contemporary Reviews

byLouis Budd

Paperback | April 14, 2011

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This book is the first systematic, comprehensive gathering of the reviews (primarily in the United States and Britain) of Mark Twain's books published up until 1917. The reviews collected here give the reader an unfiltered sense of how Twain's books and his reputation looked to his audience at the time. In addition, by devoting attention to each of Twain's books, this volume moves away from the current, distorting emphasis on a small number of publications and thus provides a broader perspective on Twain's career.
Title:Mark Twain: The Contemporary ReviewsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:670 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.34 inPublished:April 14, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521153808

ISBN - 13:9780521153805

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Table of Contents

Series editor's preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County (1867); 2. The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrims' Progress (1869); 3. Mark Twain's (Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance (1871); 4. Roughing It (1872); 5. A Curious Dream, and other sketches (1872); 6. The Gilded Age: a Tale of To-Day (1873); 7. Sketches, New and Old (1875); 8. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876); 9. Mark Twain's Patent Self-Pasting Scrap Book (1877); 10. A True Story, and The Recent Carnival of Crime (1877); 11. Punch, Brothers, Punch! and Other Sketches (1878); 12. A Tramp Abroad (1880); 13. The Prince and the Pauper: A Tale for Young People of All Ages (1881, 1882); 14. The Stolen White Elephant Etc. (1882); 15. Life on the Mississippi (1883); 16. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884, 1885); 17. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889); 18. Merry Tales (1892); 19. The American Claimant (1892); 20. The £1,000,000 Bank-Note and Other Stories (1893); 21. Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894); 22. Pudd'nhead Wilson: A Tale (1894); 23. The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson and The Comedy of Those Extraordinary Twins (1894); 24. Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc (1896); 25. Tom Sawyer Abroad, Tom Sawyer, Detective and Other Stories (1896); 26. Tom Sawyer, Detective and Other Tales (1897); 27. How to Tell a Story and Other Essays (1897); 28. More Tramps Abroad (1897); 29. Following the Equator (1897); 30. The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories and Essays (1900); 31. A Double Barrelled Detective Story (1902); 32. Extracts from Adam's Diary (1904); 33. A Dog's Tale (1904); 34. Editorial Wild Oats (1905); 35. King Leopold's Soliloquy (1905, 1907); 36. Eve's Diary (1906); 37. The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories (1906); 38. Christian Science (1907); 39. A Horse's Tail (1907); 40. Is Shakespeare Dead? (1909); 41. Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven (1909); 42. Mark Twain's Speeches (1910); 43. The Mysterious Stranger: A Romance (1916); 44. What Is Man? and Other Essays (1917); Index.

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"Any historicist account of Twain...would benefit from a close look at Louis J. Budd's collection of contemporary reviews. The results of this wonderfully rewarding search are in part borne out in the equally rewarding Mark Twain: The Contemporary Reviews, a volume that should assist not only those students of Budd's who will endeavor to assay the biographical record for themselves but also most Twain scholars with an interest in Twain in his own time." Mississippi Quarterly